The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It spans the natural science disciplines and creates strong linkages with the social sciences both within the college and university. We prepare students and enable faculty to explore new ideas and address complex issues of planetary-scale science. With a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, collaboration and exploration, the college builds on a strong tradition of analytical and computational technology. Such advancements allow faculty and students to create and integrate novel observing systems and numerical models, pursue real-time and mobile applications, collaborate locally and globally, and ultimately build new frontiers in research, teaching and publishing.


The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences provides world-class leadership and education in observing and understanding the ever-changing earth, ocean, and atmosphere in support of a sustainable planet.


The mission of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is to enhance scientific understanding of the planet on which we live through innovative and relevant research, creative and effective teaching, and significant and practical outreach and engagement in support of Oregon State University's role as a land, sea, space, and sun grant university.

Defining qualities of the College are faculty excellence, leading-edge research, compelling educational and mentoring experiences, state-of-the-art facilities, and leadership in connecting our science to public issues critical to Oregon, the nation, and the world.